November 14, 2013
by BJBMW
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BMW Canada is proud to announce Team BMW for Sochi 2014!

Meghan Agosta-Marciano - Women's Hockey Gold Medalist in Vancouver 2010 and Torino 2006 Olympic Games

Meghan Agosta-Marciano – Women’s Hockey Gold Medalist in Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games  and Torino 2006 Olympic Games

Six top Canadian athletes will be participating under “Team BMW” for Sochi’s 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Team BMW includes veteran Olympians and hopefuls alike; some going for their third Olympic games and some preparing for their first. Team BMW exists as a reflection of the company’s commitment and drive to be the best, the same drive that brings these six athletes together to represent BMW Canada and Canada as a whole. BMW Canada’s support for Team BMW will be on various levels, in an extension as the National Partner and Official Vehicle of the Canadian Olympic Team.

Kaillie Humphries - Bobsleigh (two-woman) Gold Medalist in Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games

Kaillie Humphries – Bobsleigh (two-woman) Gold Medalist in Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games   

Team BMW consists of the following athletes: Kaillie Humphries in Bobsleigh, Charles Hamelin in Short Track Speed Skating, Rosalind “Roz” Groenewoud in Halfpipe Freestyle Skiing, Meghan Agosta-Marciano in Women’s Ice Hockey, Mark McMorris in Slopestyle Snowboarding and Mikaël Kingsbury in Moguls Freestyle Skiing.

Charles Hamelin - Short Track Speed Skating Double Gold Medalist (500m, 5000m relay) in Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games

Charles Hamelin – Short Track Speed Skating Double Gold Medalist (500m, 5000m relay) in Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games

Rosalind, Mark and Mikaël will be competing in their first Olympic Games, but are all well-known champions of their respective sports. Rosalind is also a favorite to take home the gold in Halfpipe Freestyle Skiing.

Mikael Kingsbury - 2013 Freestyle World Ski Championship Gold Medalist in Moguls

Mikael Kingsbury – 2013 Freestyle World Ski Championship Gold Medalist in Moguls

“BMW Group Canada is pleased to add to our overall partnership with the Canadian Olympic Team the support of six athletes who represent BMW’s values of peak performance and innovation,” said Eduardo Villaverde, President and CEO of BMW Group Canada. “Team BMW is a distinctive group of men and women who are destined for Olympic success and who know what it takes to be the best. We look forward to supporting them in their quest for gold.”

Rosalind "Roz" Groenewoud - 2011 Freestyle World Skip Championship Winner in Halfpipe event, 2012 Winter X-Games Gold Medalist in Superpipe

Rosalind “Roz” Groenewoud – 2011 Freestyle World Ski Championship Gold Medalist in Halfpipe event, 2012 Winter X-Games Gold Medalist in Superpipe

“BMW is synonymous with excellence, power and grace; all traits they share with our Canadian athletes,” said Marcel Aubut, President, Canadian Olympic Committee. “There is no doubt that it takes a village to raise a champion and we are grateful to BMW Group Canada for generously supporting Kaillie, Charles, Rosalind, Meghan, Mark and Mikaël. This assistance will help make their Olympic dreams a reality, especially as they enter a crucial pre-Games period of training and competition.”

Mark McMorris - 2013 Winter X-Games Gold Medalist in Slopestyle Snowboarding and 2012 Winter X-Games Double Gold Medalist (Slopestyle, Big Air)

Mark McMorris – 2013 Winter X-Games Gold Medalist in Slopestyle Snowboarding and 2012 Winter X-Games Double Gold Medalist (Slopestyle, Big Air)

To learn more about Team BMW and the partnership with the Canadian Olympic Team, please visit bmw.ca/teambmw

November 14, 2013
by BJBMW
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Maxine Petrick of BJBMW featured on Driving.ca’s Women at the Wheel!

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Maxine sitting in an Active Hybrid 3 in the Brian Jessel BMW Showroom. Photo credit to driving.ca.

Alexandra Straub, writer for Driving.ca, featured our very own Maxine Petrick in a “Women at the Wheel” feature! Women at the Wheel is one of Driving.ca’s articles, focusing on women in the automotive industry and discussing what driving means to them.

From the article, which can be read by clicking on the link:

“It all started with graduating university,” Petrick says. “I wanted to take some time off and go travelling and I decided to stay with my uncle for the summer in Germany. With his work ethic, I couldn’t just hang out! So the next thing I know, he got me a job at one of the local dealerships.”

After thoroughly enjoying her dealership experience in Germany, she ended up working for the same brand both in Vancouver and then in Toronto.

And when she decided to move back to Vancouver, and wanted to work in another dealership, the “only one place came to mind and that was Brian Jessel BMW.”

“Having the Sea to Sky Highway in my backyard, with its stunning scenery, why would I want to go anywhere else, why would I need to go anywhere else?!”

November 7, 2013
by BJBMW
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Deal on a Diesel Event on Now!

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Available now at Brian Jessel BMW, the once-in-a-lifetime Deal on a Diesel event! Offering what is likely the best deal ever on any “Pre-owned” luxury BMW sports utility vehicle, we’re putting brand new Diesel BMW X5 models on sale at Pre-owned prices! Nowhere else in the Lower Mainland exists a deal like this on a luxury BMW SUV. Only through our “Deal on a Diesel” event will you find a car with less than 10KM on it sold as a “Pre-owned” car! Act now and get your hands on a brand-new, pre-owned BMW X5 Diesel!

Visit our website at www.brianjesselbmw.ca to see our other amazing deals!

Listen to our Deal on a Diesel Radio Spot!

November 5, 2013
by BJBMW
Comments Off on BMW Factory in Leipzig has begun 2 Series Coupe Production!

BMW Factory in Leipzig has begun 2 Series Coupe Production!

Officially starting up on November 4th, the all-new BMW 2 Series Coupe has begun production in Leipzig. The BMW 2 Series Coupe will be taking the place of the BMW 1 Series Coupe, also built in Leipzig from September 2007 until October 2013. Approximately 150,000 1 Series Coupes were built there and sold globally.

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The all-new BMW 2 Series Coupe will be making its 2014 North American debut at the North American International Auto Show, starting January 13th and ending January 26th at the COBO Center in Detroit, Michigan.

When production for the BMW 1 Series Coupes and Convertibles ended in October, the manufacturing plant was adapted for the new 2 Series and ‘other future models’. At what it is now, the Leipzig plant also produces the BMW X1 and the BMW 1 Series Sedan and since September it has also picked up a production line for the new BMW i3. BMW has stated that the Leipzig factory is producing up to 740 cars per day.

Fans of the original 3 Series Coupe have already taken a liking to the 2 Series Coupe design, expressing that 4 Series Coupe has grown a little too much to be the true successor of the 3 Series Coupe and that the 2 Series puts in the right amount of power at the right size. Long-time fans of BMW might be overjoyed to hear that BMW is trying to bring back a modern BMW 2002.

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The all-new BMW 2 Series Coupe pictured with a BMW 2002 alongside it

BMW has already released plans for an M spec, dubbed the M235i. BMW has also stated that MSRP in the U.S. will be $33,025 for the 228i and $44,025 for the M235i. No official word yet on pricing or landing date in Canada. Those of us in the Lower Mainland waiting for the BMW 2 Series Coupe will just have to wait, but you can rest assured that Brian Jessel BMW will get the word out to Vancouver as soon as we’ve got it.

October 23, 2013
by BJBMW
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Brian Jessel Autohaus Garage Sale

Brian Jessel Autohaus, our sister dealership also located in Vancouver, is specialized in all other luxury automotive brands alongside BMW and is known across the Lower Mainland for premium service at affordable prices. If you’re looking for the Brian Jessel Experience for your Porsche, Mercedes or Audi, look no further.

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This year’s Garage Sale will be featuring a wide variety of performance parts, wheels and tires fit for most luxury car brands at garage sale prices. There will also be a hotdog BBQ during the afternoon; so stop by to take a look and grab a bite! All proceeds from food sales will go to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society.

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October 23, 2013
by BJBMW
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Support Team Canada and Test Drive a BMW!

Olympic teams need all the funding they can get for equipment, professional trainers, coaches and sometimes the support from the government just isn’t enough; so it’s great when companies like BMW can help push for the Gold!

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From October 25 – November 10th, BMW will be hosting the Test Drive for Team Canada event at closed courses in Toronto, Vancouver and Montréal, allowing you and a friend to take the opportunity to meet, take photos with and get autographs from some of Canada’s top Olympians and test drive the all-new 4 Series and X5. To show continued support of our Canadian Olympians, BMW Canada will be putting $25 towards Team Canada for each test drive taken.

The Vancouver Drive for Team Canada event will be taking place at the British Columbia Driving Center in Pitt Meadows between November 1st to November 3rd. Sign ups are available here: [link]

October 15, 2013
by BJBMW
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Behind the Scenes at Brian Jessel BMW

A quick behind-the-scenes look at where BMW owners from all over the Lower Mainland come to get the Brian Jessel Experience for their BMW service. BMWs from Richmond, Langley, Surrey, and as far as Abbotsford are regular guests with us here in Vancouver. Our spacious shop allows our factory licensed and trained technicians to take extra care of your BMW when you visit us for any service appointment – from simple oil changes, to the most complicated diagnostic and repair jobs.

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Visiting the customer lounge at our 66,000 sq. ft. facility, which makes it one of the largest BMW dealerships in Canada, you’ll notice a viewing window for visitors to look into the service area, permitting our BMW service department clients the opportunity to see what happens as Vancouver’s BMWs gets Brian Jessel’s legendary service from the comfort of our modern lounge.

October 10, 2013
by BJBMW
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Fall Into Savings!

Fall colours aren’t the only things that make Vancouver amazing!

Until October 31, “Fall into Savings” at Brian Jessel BMW with lease rates from 0.9%, and cash purchase savings up to $13,700, on 2013 3 and 5 Series, and X5 models.

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Experience premium service when you make your next BMW a Brian Jessel BMW.

Listen to our radio spot here:

Brian Jessel BMW – October Fall Savings

October 8, 2013
by BJBMW
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Are you ready for Winter?

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One of the most important factors in navigating Vancouver’s fall and winter roads are the tires you have on your BMW. When the temperature starts to drop near seven degrees Celsius here in Vancouver (that’s the temperature when galvanized rubber used in common summer and all-season tires starts to cold-harden), your summer and all season tires’ performance will start to decline.  Even if your BMW is equipped with BMW’s xDrive all-wheel drive technology, your ability to stop and corner will be reduced.

In some winter driving situations, even down here in Richmond, Surrey, or Vancouver, stopping with non-winter tires may take over twice the distance required than if your BMW was equipped with winter tires.  That’s why starting this month, Brian Jessel BMW is making it easier for you to equip your BMW for Vancouver’s upcoming winter.  For up to six months, with the purchase of any Cold Weather Tire and BMW Wheel package here at Brian Jessel BMW, we’ll store your summer or all-season tires, for free.

Vancouver winters aren’t the most comfortable part of the year, but with Brian Jessel BMW’s exceptional service taking care of this part of owning a BMW, we’re making it just that much more comfortable for you.

Listen to our recent radio spot here:

Brian Jessel BMW – Service -Winter Wheel Special Radio Spot